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Creative Spark: Marci Liroff reveals where her ideas come from

Casting Director Marci Liroff

In this week's Academy Originals episode, Casting Director Marci Liroff ("E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Mean Girls," "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom") takes viewers inside her creative process in an exploration of where her ideas come from.

"I've always said casting is like the perfect dinner party and not only do you have to have the right people at the table, you have to have the right people sitting next to each other," Liroff said. "For me, as the casting director, I have to know what fits together and who fits together and what makes sense in an ensemble."